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3/7/14

Make Your Own Banana Powder

For months and months I've been trying to get a good deal on a Ben Nye Banana Powder, but it's always very expensive online - the shipping cost mostly. If you don't know what Banana Powder is, it's this very hyped yellow translucent powder made famous by Kim K. It seems to suit all skin tones & looks like a great highlighting powder. Lots of people are making money on Ebay by selling samples of it in little plastic pouches. I want the 1.5 oz bottle, but now I'm tired of looking! Only today I found the powder online for $15....I was excited....until I saw shipping was $19.99! Da fudge! Maybe I'll just wait for Ben Nye to come to India.
Ben Nye Banana Powder pic

Let me tell you what led me to do this DIY.....
Star's Yellow Matt Translucent Powder, Rs.225 ~ I saw this super inexpensive yellow powder on Jabong, and I thought "Ooh....maybe it's a Banana Powder DUPE!" I ordered (excitedly), and it arrived some days later. After testing it, I found it too yellow......


See the yellow doesn't blend away completely. Haldi chehra! (Turmeric face)

I read more about Ben Nye Banana Powder, and it's described as a beige with yellow tones.

So I decided to mix it with my beige The Body Shop Loose Face Powder #01....

How it looks after mixing shown in 1st pic up there

It feels smoother & blends better.


Now I'm not claiming my creation is the ultimate dupe for the original Banana Powder, but I was surprised to see that it works quite well when applied - over concealer & all over my face.


What do you think? 


*Please do let us know if you find good deals on the Ben Nye Banana Powder online with lowest worldwide shipping cost! Then we can maybe make a better dupe =D




30 comments:

  1. Hey if you happen to be in Bombay, there's a store where you get it for really less! I don't remember the exact price but it was less than 1000. Or I could send it to you if you like! Love your blog btw xo

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    1. Yes, yes! I got the big one for just 900 bucks! NBC in Khar.

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    2. Thanks Vaishnavi! Very nice of you to offer! :) I will let you know <3

      @Magali- 900 bucks is so decent!

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    3. i also want it ....may u send it to me?

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  2. Apparently its available at the "beauty centre" or something in Bombay :/ I dunno, I wish I could find it everywhere in India

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  3. Wow, Cynthia.. innovative !!!

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  4. Wow! This post was so interesting <3 Love your blog :)

    FashHunny

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  5. I wanted to try, yet again the shipping charges too high! This DIY is tempting!

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  6. I want to buy the Ben Nye one too, but then I have no patience to wait for shipping, so never ordered it.

    This one looks great actually.

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  7. Ehh Is this star's brand good enough i mean i saw some power puff advertisement on TV and they were giving this star's brand makeup for free ..so i thought ki koi ghatiya sa brand hoga (may its some cheap sort of brand ) . Quite creative DIY ..Did'nt knw the concept of banana powder <3 ShrutikA

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  8. Ya I have seen it beauty centre, Mumbai

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  9. I wanted to get it too,,, except it's huge. I won't finish it in the next 10yrs… lol
    btw- mattify cosmetics have something similar and they ship to India

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    1. Thanks for the info B! :) Yup I think it'll last for 10 years :D

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  10. Wow thanks for sharing this :D will definitely try making my own banana powder :)

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  11. I bought the Ben nye powder in the UK via gurumakeup. But I must agree it was not cheap! However I do enjoy using it as a colour corrector and undereye setting powder.

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  12. I think I saw the Ben Nye banana Powder at the beauty centre in Mumbai. I could get that for you if oyu like. :)

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  13. Ordered mine though a friend in Bombay.. From new Beauty centre. About 950/- I'd suggest you go the same.

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  14. Kryolan loose powder has a great dupe of this

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    1. If you're talking about the yellow loose powder, then I've used it in the past :)

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  15. Thanks all for the useful info. Mumbai is lucky lucky! :)

    ♥xx♥

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  16. hey...I ended up having done the very same thing with my stars yellow setting powder(I mixed it with my Kryolan powder)....great minds think alike????eheheh
    n 'Stars' has been around for a bit,I bought mine offline 3 years ago....n back then I was hunting like crazy for a yellow powder and chanced upon this brand when I went to pick Kryolans Yellow powder...picked this up, to save em lil pennies...sigh!me!...n also coz the lady swore It's a decent brand at very reasonable pricing and that she has a lot of makeup artists picking it up too it seems....anyways....I dunno if twas all that or just the price factor that made my brains gimme the green signal :)

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  17. Hey Girls. debasree banerjee is correct we get it Mumbai. I purchased mine from Beauty Center Khar for 950 RS. for a 85gm/ 3oz bottle last year, price might have gone up since then.

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  18. I have never heard of this banana powder before but thank you for the presentation. I'll have it in mind :)

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  19. I really wanna try Ben Ney powder too....❤❤

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  20. Use a translucent finishing powder I prefer the one by bare minerals add lose yellow eye shadow preferably matt Not shimmery mix the eye shadow in a little at a time till you get the desired yellow hue bends well when used next to ben ney banana powder I couldn't tell the difference it will save u much money too

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  21. It's look so yellow :( Not for my skin...

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  22. I tried it,It simply works wonders for my skin and ur technique was of great help iam surely incorporating this for my wedding rather than spending tons on makeup artist its an absolute value for money Super duper Inexpensive miracle product and one of the most affordable dupe ever one could have for the Ben Nye Banana Powder.. Thank a ton ×××love××Huge Hugs & Kisses!!!!!Stay Blessed..Keep up the Great work!

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  23. hey, so i bought the star yellow matt powder and it suits my skin just fine, i only use it to highlight my undereye area and my T zone, i am an NC43 in MAC, i am guessing you are lighter than me, or have a pink undertone which is why it looks too yellow on you?! am i right?

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